FAT-FREE GREEK YOGURT Why It’s Good for You: Greek yogurt is a slightly more exotic way to get your daily dairy intake, and all the calcium, vitamin D, and protein that comes with it. Yogurt can be a somewhat more filling way too, which could really make your waistline happy. How to Eat It: DropContinue reading
EXTRA-VIRGIN OLIVE OIL Why It’s Good for You: Olive oil is a building block of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet; high in monounsaturated fats, it helps lower cholesterol. Because extra-virgin versions aren’t overly refined, they maintain more antioxidants, not to mention vitamin E and oleocanthal, which can reduce inflammation. How to Eat It: A little goesContinue reading
TUNA Why It’s Good for You: Tuna is high in protein, vitamin B, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids. But, it’s also high in the neurotoxin methylmercury,so pregnant women and young children shouldn’t overindulge. For everyone else, tuna—even canned should be a staple. How to Eat It: The obvious one is the tuna sandwich. Top whole-grainContinue reading
When it comes to holiday cookies, these are a delicious family favorite. Tahini cookies are buttery, light, with a nutty flavor similar to a hybrid between a short biscuit and halva. Not only are they super simple, they’re tasty and everyone will love them! Tahini Cookies Ingredients: 2/3 cup superfine sugar 2/3 cup unsalted butter, room temperature ScantContinue reading
WALNUTS Why They’re Good for You: Nuts tend to be high in calories and fat, but their monounsaturated fat is better for you than the saturated fat found in meat and dairy. In fact, high levels of omega-3 fatty acids actually make them a heart-health ally. Bonus: Walnuts carry some of the highest antioxidant contentContinue reading
BANANAS Why They’re Good for You: Bananas have lots of potassium, which keeps blood pressure in check and is critical to the proper workings of the muscular and digestive systems. They’re also high in fiber, making them a particularly well-rounded snack. How to Eat Them: Add a dollop of peanut butter for a sweet andContinue reading
STEEL-CUT OATMEAL Why It’s Good for You: Lightly processed and additive-free, steel-cut oats are “the best way to start a day.” Like other whole grains, oatmeal is fiber-filled and heart-healthy. And, its got antioxidants. Energy-boosting B vitamins and muscle-feeding carbs make it a prime post-exercise pick me-up. How to Eat It: Cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts, fruit,Continue reading
BRUSSELS SPROUTS Why They’re Good for You: Here’s another healthful cruciferous veggie (meaning: plants from the cabbage family, others include broccoli, cauliflower, and bok choy), but with something extra. That pungent aroma comes from sulfur compounds called glucosinolates. They may lower the risk of prostate, lung, stomach, and breast cancers. How to Eat Them: RoastedContinue reading
RED WINE Why it’s Good for You: Studies suggest up to two glasses of red wine a day for men, and one for women—yes it’s a wild-card-good-for-you-treat. A compound in red wine called resveratrol has been linked to creating longevity and lowering the risk of diabetes and heart diseases. According to Oregon pinot noirs, wines madeContinue reading
LEAN MEAT Why It’s Good for You: Meat has protein, B and E vitamins, iron, magnesium, zinc. But, most cuts have lots of cholesterol and fat too. Stay with round steaks and roasts, top loin and sirloin, chuck shoulder and arm roasts. If you prefer poultry: Skinless breasts or cutlets are best. Burger? Use groundContinue reading
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